Near the end of January we heard about plans for a couple of HTC smartphones to find their way to the great white north. Now both the Desire HD and the HD7 are available on Canadian carriers, and we’ve got the breakdown on what the phones will cost you.
Telus wasn’t prepared to offer more than a “soon” to narrow down the Desire HD’s release. Apparently, soon is now, because you can currently put in your order for the Android handset. The base price for the phone is about $500 without a contract. If you sign-on with Telus for one, two, or three years of service, the cost for the handset drops to $450, $400, and $150, respectively.
If Windows Phone 7 is more your cup of tea, Bell Mobility started selling the HD7 yesterday, just as scheduled. As with the Desire HD, your initial costs are going to be quite high unless you opt for a three-year service agreement. It also has a $500 retail price, with discounts after one, two, and three-year contracts dropping to $475, $450, and finally $100.